'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert - Why You Should Read This Book?

October 8th, 2010 | Books | book, eat, elizabeth gilbert, love, pray


This book is about a married woman, Elizabeth Gilbert, who just realized that despite of having a husband, a beautiful house and a good job, she’s not happy at her 34 and lives the life she never wanted. After a painful divorce, Elizabeth faces the depression and confusion. She does no longer know what to do and who she is. In order to understand what she really wants and recover from all the stresses and miserable life Elizabeth decides to leave her job, all her responsibilities and travel to three countries of different cultures all alone.

The book 'Eat, Pray, Love' describes the year of her traveling, during which she tries to find balance and harmony in her life. Her first destination is Rome, where she starts learning Italian language, culture and art, tastes the best pizza and wine in the country, enjoys her life and freedom so much that the depression goes away.

Then she travels to India, where she finally gets peace of mind through meditations at her guru’s Ashram. Elizabeth spends four months in spiritual connection with God. She believes that God is in herself when she’s meditating and to find relief and peace she has to return-to-self.

The last destination is Indonesia, Bali, where she falls in love with her teacher and healer. He teaches her that if she wants to perceive God she must feel the world not through the eyes or head, but through the heart. In the end of the book Elizabeth decided to stay with her lover in Indonesia and continue her studying.

'Eat, Pray, Love' is a world best-seller, appreciated by millions of people (especially women), which helps to understand yourself better, to find harmony in life and, what’s the most important, to enjoy it. This story is about choice, made by one confused woman, who preferred peace, prayer and pure love at the back of beyond instead of modern American life and career.

The book is going to be an amazing finding for people in search of themselves.